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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: May 10, 2008 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donna gets a bad rap...

I've searched my notes and come up with five shows where I noted she was excellent. Here they are:

1973-03-21
Utica Memorial Auditorium. Laid back & leisurely but crystal clear & focused. From the jams, I assume they were very tripped out. Donna is excellent.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-03-21.sbd.miller.29263.sbeok.flac

1976-06-29
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago. A Betty Board with marvelous sound and very nice performances. Really sweet versions of the classic first set songs, especially slow ones such as Peggy-O, Mission in the Rain, and Looks Like Rain (in which Donna is beautiful).
http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-29.sbd.bertha.31144.sbeok.flacf>;

1977-05-09
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo
Exquisite sound and inspired performances. Perhaps my favorite Uncle John's Band. Donna is excellent.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-09.sbd.connor.8304.sbeok.shnf

1977-12-27
Winterland
dr. flashback wrote, "Even Donna is good tonight - I'm not kidding!
http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-12-27.sbd.cotsman.19288.sbeok.shnf

1978-12-30
Pauley Pavilion, UCLA. Donna is lovely: one of my favorite Scarlet>Fires - awe-inspiring. [don't know exactly when I noted this; I wonder if I would still say it today]
http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-12-30.sbd.miller.18092.sbeok.shnf


Overall, as I wrote some time ago (calling down the wrath of the Donna-dissers), IMO she obviously added more to the sound than she took away. I love the years before her, too, of course; rarely enjoy anything later than '79 very much.

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Poster: jeeper Date: May 10, 2008 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donna gets a bad rap.../come up with five shows

Wow,

Great Feedback :~)...I'll check those out!!!

Peace,
Jeeper

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Poster: amosearle Date: May 10, 2008 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donna gets a bad rap...

Nice list... good stuff. My dates go a little into the 80's for sentimental reasons, mostly. I didn't get to a show until '80.